Puygrenier eyes England stay
Sebastien Puygrenier hopes to stay in the Premier League after the end of his loan spell at Bolton.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 18/04/09 10:43am
Sebastien Puygrenier is hoping to stay in the Premier League after the end of his loan spell at Bolton Wanderers.
The French defender joined the Trotters on loan in January from Zenit St Petersburg and has made six appearances for the club.
However, he has featured just once in the past two months and Gary Megson is delaying a decision on whether to offer Puygrenier a permanent deal.
Puygrenier does not regret moving to the Reebok Stadium, despite his recent lack of playing time, and is keen to remain in English football.
"I would prefer to stay in England," the centre-half told L'Equipe.
"I don't regret coming here. The English championship really is exceptional. There is a more rhythm to the play, more tackling, everything is more intense.
"We will see. I want to play the maximum number of matches from now to the end of the season and then I would like to sort myself out so I can have a full season.
"It isn't easy moving every six months."
The 27-year-old has praised his team-mates at the Reebok Stadium and believes manager Megson has devised an effective gameplan.
"My team-mates are great and there is a very good mentality here," he added.
"He (Megson) really likes his tactical work, but it is always based around the same gameplan - sending the ball up to Kevin Davies, who is very good in the air.
"It is often - even constantly - him who we look for, when at certain times we could play on the ball more."